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Blackberries and Their Hybrids

Blackberries and Their Hybrids

Crop Production Science in Horticulture

Now Published!

Edited by H Hall, Shekinah Berries Ltd, New Zealand, R Funt, Ohio State University, USA

October 2017 / Paperback / 376 Pages / 9781780646688 £45.00 / €60.00 / $75.00
With 10% online discount: £40.50 / €54.00 / $67.50
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Main Description

This practical book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of all aspects of the commercial production of blackberries and their hybrids, covering plant growth and development, cultivar description and selection, propagation, pruning, soil and water management, postharvest management, economics and marketing, and pest identification and management. Cultivated blackberries are a relatively new crop, but with new cultivars and cultural practices they are now grown and available worldwide. Production regions have expanded internationally due to innovative methods showing much promise and evidence of human health benefits.

Blackberries and Their Hybrids explains the many complex steps involved in producing a conventional or an organic crop for the fresh and processed markets, and:

- Contains information gathered from global sources
- Is appropriate for areas that can produce blackberries for the local, domestic and/or export markets
- Includes full-color images throughout

Authored by a team of experts, this book is essential for growers, extension workers, fruit industry personnel, students, and lecturers involved in the commercial production of blackberries and their hybrids.


Readership

This book is for growers, extension workers, fruit industry personnel, students, and lecturers involved in the commercial production of blackberries and their hybrids.

  • 1: Blackberries: An Introduction
  • 2: Growth and Development
  • 3: Climatic Requirements
  • 4: Blackberry Fruit Quality, Components, Composition and Potential Health Benefits
  • 5: Cultivar Development and Selection
  • 6: Nursery Production of Plants
  • 7: Propagation of Blackberries and Related Rubus Species
  • 8: Site Selection
  • 9: Site Preparation, Soil Management and Planting
  • 10: Soil and Water Management
  • 11: Plant Nutrient management
  • 12: Pruning and Training
  • 13: Diseases, Viruses, Insects and Weeds of Blackberries and Their Hybrids
  • 14: Crop Production
  • 15: Post Harvest, Storage and Transport of Blackberries
  • 16: Marketing of Blackberries
  • 17: Blackberry Farm Management and Economics
  • 18: World Blackberry Production

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